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to what could be a turning point for america and our involvement in syria. tonight, violent new clashes erupting right where the alleged chemical weapons attacks took place this week. and this evening a haunting new number. one million children sent fleeing from the violence, without homes, some of them ripped from their parents. that's the equivalent of all the children in boston and los angeles combined. tonight it's what the president is now saying about those alleged chemical attacks that signals america might soon be involved. abc's martha raddatz in the region on what it was the president said. >> reporter: these are the images that have had the white house huddled in marathon meetings. the suspected chemical attack, syrian women, children, estimates ranging upward of 1,000 killed. >> what we've seen indicates this is clearly a big event of grave concern. >> reporter: speaking to cnn, the president raising the stakes. >> that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. >> reporter: syria's chaos. its chemical weapons and its breeding of terror, a thr
. >>> made in america, david muir takes us to meet the workers who just created the first smart phone made here at home. their new ideas and their promise that america is back. >> made in america! >>> good evening. today we all stopped to watch an incredible human drama in a cleveland courtroom. a tiny woman, a survivor, summoning the powering strength to stare down the man who had abused her for 11 years. when she finished in the bizarre turn, the kidnapper blamed his victims and insisted he was not a monster. he was somehow misunderstood. abc's alex perez takes us through the stunning showdown. >> reporter: she was his first victim, enduring 11 long years of abuse and torture. today michelle knight stood tall hugged those around her and faced down the man who held her captive. >> day turned into night, night turned into day. years turned into eternity. i knew nobody cared about me. he told me that my family didn't care. >> reporter: knight was 21 years old when castro lured her in with promises of a puppy for her son. amanda berry 16 when she was abducted. today she's 27. gina dejesus wa
in america's plans. abc's muhammad lila who covers this region has all of it for us from cairo tonight. >> reporter: it's striking terror into the heart of egypt's christian community. dozens of churches attacked, some accusing christians of siding with the military. an angry mob bursts through the gates, others looted, stories of nuns escaping out the back door. we spoke to one woman, her church doused in gasoline. >> it's completely black. statues and paintings are on the ground mostly. tinted glass, it is heartbreaking. >> reporter: others fearful it's not over. >> i'm scared for my friends, for my christian friends. this is our lives. >> reporter: today president obama weighing in. >> we call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully and condemn the attacks we've seen by protestors including on churches. >> reporter: in the wake of the military's bloody crackdown, with more than 600 dead, obama cancelled a joint military exercise but didn't stop the flow of $1.3 billion america gives egypt every year. despite the bloodshed, egypt is seen as too important to the u.s., helping
to breathe. is this proof syria used chemical weapons, and how should america respond? >>> paradise at risk, yosemite, a national treasure, one of america's favorite family parks in the line of a wildfire. >>> stop the thieves. we show you the time of day when burglars like to strike your home and a new device to catch them. >> good evening to you. this is one of those nights when an ordinary american teaches all of us lessons about courage and the kind of resolve that can save lives. she's that school clerk who convinced a 20-year-old man who put down his gun at the elementary school in atlanta filled with so many tiny school children. last night right here on "world news" she first told her amazing story, but now abc's steve osunsami has the 911 tapes that prove she was even more amazing than we thought. >> reporter: it's a heart stopping call to police. you can hear the sound of gunfire. >> i'm in the front office. he just went outside and started shooting. he said to tell them to back off. he doesn't want the kids. he wants the police. so back off and, um, what else, sir? he said he don
she did. >>> and now we head overseas because there are new images posing a challenge to america's leadership around the world. did the syrian government use chemical weapons against its own people, women and children? is there new evidence? we warn are the images can be disturbing as abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tonight searches for the truth. >> reporter: the pictures are gut wrenching, the rebels say these are mothers, fathers, children killed while they slept in their homes in a damascus suburb. they say the syrian regime fired rockets against its people carrying poisonous gas, leaving the innocent con vulsing, foaming at the mouth, suffocating. >> i would be surprised if it turned out to be a the images a impossible to verify for certain and the regime say the allegations are baseless but we showed them to a weapons expert. >> the only explanation i can see is this looks like this fellow's nerves are being destroyed potentially by something like sarin. >> reporter: the white house said today it's deeply concerned but the white house has said that b
you very much. we're heading i believe >>> this is "world news." tonight, big hit, america's biggest sport will pay nearly $1 billion to football players with brain injuries from the field. but what is the sheer force of one of those blows that will today change the game? >>> countdown to a possible u.s. military strike on syria. president obama is making his case to congress, and we look at the family secrets of the syrian leader. >>> sleeping pills, a wakeup call for americans. a new truth about how many of us are using them and what they do to your body. >>> and behind the headlines tonight, the wife of george zimmerman speaking out, what she says happened the night before trayvon martin was shot. >>> good evening and tonight america's biggest game is generating the biggest headline, a massive settlement between the national football league and thousands of former players. some of them the best players in the game who say they're now living with devastation from all those concussions in the sport they loved. these are the numbers tonight. the nfl promising $765 million i
tonight, gasoline prices and how much it costs to fill your tank. the average price of gas in america dropped to 3.56 for a gallon of regular. that's down 7 cents in one week. the prices also 16 cents lower than this time last year. >>> and if you're planning a car trip, tonight something to give you second thoughts about taking your pet for a ride. a new crash test shows just how dangerous it is even if your dog is strapped in tight, abc's david kerley with the jarring results. >> reporter: there isn't a lot that makes a dog happier than lapping up the wind out a car window. more and more owners, though, worried about their pet safety are using restraints. but are they safe? look at this crash test dummy dog and how the restraint breaks when the brakes are slammed on. >> lot of these are failing? >> lot of them are failing. >> reporter: for the last several months the center iii fete safety using a third party test lab to see thousand restraints on the market actually work. a dummy dog wearing several different versions. the research is being funded by the car company subaru. one hal
on family and race in america, and her return to acting. get ready for an oprah like never before. >>> good evening to you on this friday night. as we all head into this weekend together, another reminder of this uncertain world. there is a worldwide alert that al qaeda is looking for a moment to strike. today the state department issuing an alert warning americans overseas, that a plot is under way. but are there specific targets, and what should americans do? abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, tracking all the latest developments for us tonight. martha? >> today's global travel alert comes as the state department is preparing to shut down more than 20 embassies and consulates, the most to be closed since 9/11. a terrible reminder for americans that we are still major targets. the worldwide warning is alarming and unusually broad. it covers travel for americans across the globe and cautions travelers to be especially wary of tourist sites and public transportation. also unusual, the warning will stay in effect until the end of august. terrorists may use a variety of
. >>> a good evening to you on this monday night and tonight america's sport, major league baseball, is making good on a promise to clean up the game. 12 big stars banned for the rest of the season for cheating with drugs. while another one, superstar alex rodriguez, vows to fight to the bitter end. there he is showing up for the game tonight. abc's matt gutman at his home field, yankee stadium, tonight. matt? >> reporter: it seemed that major league baseball wanted to make an example of its highest paid player, specifically mentioning the types of substances he allegedly abused, including testosterone and human growth hormone. this suspension could cost him $30 million. >> reporter: tonight, despite that suspension, alex rodriguez is still swinging. smacked with what could be a career ending suspension for allegedly using numerous forms of performance-enhancing substances, and for attempting to cover up his violations. he's one of 13 suspended in the biggest bust ever in major league history. the other 12 accepted the league's 50-game suspension, but not a-rod. he got 212 games and he's fight
tonight. >>> good evening to all of you. we begin tonight with a big question about the safety of america's streets and what police say they need to keep law and order. the tactic is called stop and frisk. today, a judge dealt a major blow, saying it could open the door to racism. tonight police are fighting back. abc's pierre thomas takes us into the heart of the battle. >> reporter: encounters like this that have fueled the furry. minorities claiming they are routinely targeted by the nypd stop and frisk program in blatant racial profile. this man said it happened to him. >> i remember them banging my head into this. >> reporter: he told abc's bill weir it's hapg too often. >> reporter: how many times have you been stopped and frisked? >> seven times. >> you're hold old. >> 17. >> reporter: today a federal judge ruled that they've been engaging in discrimination by encouraging officers to search those they deem suspicious. blacks and latinos make up 52% of the population. 84% of those stopped by police were black and latino males. the men who brought the suit against the city spoke of j
about you from your phone calls and e-mails. >>> hidden america, the death of "glee's" cory monteith uncovering shocking news about a killer drug soaring in popularity. >>> consumer alert, the vanishing grave yard of cars, casualties of hurricane sandy now out for sale everywhere. how can you spot one before you buy it. >> good evening. america's favorite past-time is about to be rocked. abc news has learned that major league baseball officials have given the players' union a blacklist, the players it intends to punish for using performance-enhancing drugs. it includes some of the game's super stars. right at the top, alex rodriguez of the yankees, the highest paid player in baseball history. tonight the targeted players are being advised about their rights and their options as the league announced suspensions that will make history and shake the game. abc's paula faris is here. these suspensions could come right away. >> abc news has learned any moment now one of the biggest crack downs in baseball could hit. today all eyes were on the highest paid player in the game's history. faci
little doubt that america is moving toward action. the mid east region is on a new kind of alert tonight and abc's martha raddatz is there in jerusalem. >> reporter: thousands of syrians fleeing damascus as president obama leaves no doubt tonight in an interview with pbs that syria's president assad has crossed a red line. >> when countries break international norms on weapons like chemical weapons that could threaten us, they will be held accountable. >> reporter: the president said he has not yet made a decision to strike, but if one is launched, it would be aimed at preventing another chemical attack, not in taking sides in syria's bloody civil war. there are dozens of potential targets, but likely among them facilities storing vehicles which could launch chemical weapons like this storage depot near damascus. >> the president wants to prevent assad from using chemical weapons on his people but he can't hit the chemical weapons storage sites directly. >> reporter: if the u.s. wants to take aim on the military, it could strike the vital mezze airfield or american missiles could lock on
in america? >>> good evening and we begin tonight with a water world from colorado to the carolinas. this is what happens when a rain maker storm stalls over the middle of the country. we're seeing families stranded on water logged porches, a car turned into a kind of a noah's arc and there in missouri what looks like a lake is actually a highway. 12 states are facing threats of floods tonight, so much rain they're measuring it not in inches but in feet. abc's meteorologist ginger zee tells us what's to come. >> that's the bank of the river there and all these houses under water. >> reporter: swallowing neighborhoods whole, shutting down highway 44, dismantling roads from beneath. the floodgates erupting on the osage river. the relentless rains leaving camp grounds, and soccer fields, hardly identifiable. in waynesville, missouri, they are still searching for a woman swept away tuesday. her 4-year-old son already found dead. in the last seven days, parts of missouri have had more than 15 inches of rain, the town of richland with at least 17 inches. the culprit -- this stationary fro
>>> this is "world news." tonight, inside the chaos. america's ally egypt erupts in violence today. gunfire, tear gas. families caught in the cross fire and tonight, the united states must decide what to do next. >>> mystery crash. a huge cargo plane crashes on landing, narrowly missing houses, clipping the tops of trees. what happened? >>> twisting flame. a rare fire tornado breaks out in the midst of a fire-fighting battle. >>> and real money. a shopping spree from computers to clothing, and we save a family thousands of dollars, in a few minutes, tonight. >>> and good evening to all of you. and tonight, we are all watching the raw chaos in a country america needs as a friend. egypt, with the world's largest arab population, so crucial to stability, democracy and america's fight against terror. and all day, these are the images that have been pouring in. a woman, protecting an injured man by defiantly blocking an army bulldozer. a police vehicle being pushed from a bridge, falling 50 feet to the ground. and we could hear the sounds of fire power and fear. [ gunshots ] that is wha
. we do begin with the chaos in egypt and a day of rage. america's crucial ally spiraling into what appears to be a near civil war. listen to the gunfire erupting in cairo. [ gunfire ] >> everyone there running for their lives outside this four seasons hotel in downtown cairo. just a horrifying scene. this too, the people trapped on the bridge, the tear gas, they begin grasping for cables. the man in the white shirt, just trying to get off the bridge, some even jumping. muhammad lila reports on the crisis in egypt after one of our own teams was surrounded on the streets. >> reporter: the crowds arrived angry, looking for a fight. >> no more army, no more army in egypt! >> reporter: and a fight is exactly what they got. with army helicopters hovering overhead, the muslim brotherhood, angry at the overthrow of their elected president, erupted in anger. [ speaking in arabic ] >> reporter: chanting "baltajiyya," which means thugs. many daring the military to shoot. >> we are peaceful. we don't have any weapons. okay? this is my under, okay? and i am ready to die! >> it's better to die h
in egypt and a new warning for america. >>> breaking news, the latest on what happened when 87-year-old icon dick van dyke explained that fiery car before it exploded. we'll tell you what we've learned. >>> the family photos are here, mom, dad and tiny prince george together at home. >> good evening on a monday night. as we come on the air it is man versus nature, and there is a map that says it all, a giant wildfire spreading through idaho and watch it grow over this weekend. bearing down now on sun valley and the vacation homes, the giant mansions of the rich and famous there. veteran firefighters are calling this fire a beast and abc's aditi roy is right there with them. >> reporter: fanned by west winds, the beaver creek wildfire burns deep in the hills near sun valley idaho, more than 100,000 acres scortched and 1,200 crews attacking the flames and smoke from above and below. firefighters are working against hot, dry weather and wind gusts turning the fire into tornado-like spirals. these firefighters are putting in a sprinkler system to protect the homes but most work is done
. their lives about to change. here is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: meet paul white, america's newest multi-millionaire. less than 12 hours after the drawing those 45 electrical engineer came forward to collect his share of the $485 million jackpot. >> i feel this pressure off my shoulders that you carry every day with you. i have two kids. am i going to be able to pay for them to go to college? all these things gone. >> reporter: after taxes he is $175 million richer. the remaining will be split between two mysterious millionaires, one ticket bought here in south brunswick, new jersey. there are several other newly minted millionaires today, in colorado, texas and oklahoma, powerball ticket holders earned a $2 million prize. there were $1 million winner in a total of 16 states. white says he's been banking on this win for a while, something he joked about in a game with his siblings. >> the joke was their financial plan consists is of playing the lottery. everybody picked my name and they thought it was funny then. who is right now? >> reporter: white says his first purchase is likely goin
to this country, they are brothers. >> reporter: despite being one of america's greatest allies, the prime minister knows the u.s. is now considering cutting off more than $1 billion it gives egypt each year in aid. >> what if the u.s. cuts off military aid? >> this will be a very bad sign. it will definitely affect the military for some time, but at least one of benefits of being human, you can survive. >> reporter: despite it all, the prime minister predicts that there will be free elections here within months. but he also acknowledged the bloodshed may not be over, diane? >> thanks so much, martha. great to have you reporting out of egypt tonight. you can see more of it on "nightline." >>> a strange twist today back here at home and the strange drama engulfing the mayor of san diego, bob filner. embroiled in a sexual harassment scandal. he spent the day behind closed doors wrangling with lawyers about coming back to work amid citizens complaints that he should go, including what someone wrote in the sky, "surrender, bob." abc's ryan owens has that story. >> reporter: san diego, one of a
news." tonight on the brink. is america about to take military action against syria because of chemical weapons? tonight a new warning and u.n. inspectors under fire. >>> saving yosemite, 3,500 firefighters battling the largest wildfire in america, trying to save an american treasure. >>> watch dog, we are looking out for waste of taxpayer dollars. why are two government agencies spending millions on one fish? >>> and american hero, the staff sergeant honored for bravery overseas and the new courageous battle he is fighting for others right here at home. >>> good evening. as we come on the air this monday night the united states is about to make a very tough choice. will the u.s. military take action against syria? late today secretary of state john kerry said it is clear chemical weapons were deployed against the syrian people, but who gave that order and would this draw america into another conflict? abc's martha raddatz is in egypt tonight covering the region and the question, what happens now? >> reporter: after coming under repeated sniper fire, u.n. investigators donned helmets an
decision. he is deciding if america will launch a strike on syria, possibly within the next 48 hours. the u.n. weapons inspectors are pulling out of syria by midday tomorrow, which clears the way and the administration argued publicly today that syria's president is a thug and a murderer and his use of chemical weapons endangers not only the syrian people, but the united states and the world. still a new poll says half of americans wonder if a military strike will work, or maybe even backfire. team coverage, tonight the crisis in syria and we begin with abc's chief global affairs correspondent, martha raddatz, with what the white house says are reasons something must be done. >> reporter: in the situation room this morning, the president's national security team huddled to discuss options in syria, and this afternoon, his secretary of state presented the most forceful case for a military strike to date. >> what we choose to do or not do, matters in real ways to our own security. some cite the risk of doing things. we need to ask, what is the risk of doing nothing? >> reporter: calling syria
america taking new action. the u.s. military evacuated americans out of the embassy in yemen and they are intensifying the hunt for the leaders of the terror plot. so does this mean the risk has increased tonight? abc's chief foreign affairs correspondent martha raddatz tells us what is happening right now. >> reporter: today a u.s. navy reconnaissance plane circled yemen's capital, scouring the streets and alley ways below searching for terrorist operatives behind a plan u.s. intelligence believes involves a strike on the u.s. embassy or other western targets with explosive trucks. craig, a freelance journalist in the city described the eyes in the sky. >> it was buzzing for at least five hours. then there was a break for an hour or two and then it was back again. >> reporter: taking no chances, the u.s. air force air lifted almost all of the u.s. personal out to safety, leaving only the most essential personal behind. tonight we know this is the man behind the plot, a hardened al qaeda leader determined to strike beyond the borders of yemen to the american homeland. he was
side, their lives about to change. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: meet paul white, america's newest multimillionaire. >> we went through, and sure enough they were right and i said, "i'll have to call you back later" and i went, "whoa!" and ran around the office. >> reporter: less than 12 hours after the drawing the 45-year-old electrical engineer came forward to claim his share of the $485 million jackpot. >> i feel this pressure off my shoulders that you carry every day with you. i have two kids. am i going to be able to pay for them to go to college. all these things gone. >> reporter: after taxes he is now $86 million richer. the remaining $172 million will be split between two mysterious, soon-to-be millionaires who have yet to come forward, one ticket bought here. there are reports that a group of employees went in an a winning ticket together. another was bought here at this shop and stop in north brunswick. there are several other newly minted millionaires today. in colorado, texas and oklahoma powerball ticket holders earned a $2 million prize. there were $1 millio
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." tonight out of control, how to stop the wildfire now threatening one of america's great national parks, tripling in size, burning in three directions tonight. thousands of families in its path. we're live at yosemite. >> breaking news, the stunning numbers on syria, how many people might have been attacked with chemical weapons and what the fbi director is telling abc news about americans in syria. are they a new threat to our homeland. >>> text messages, the teenager abducted and rescued from the woods revealing what was in those messages and letters she exchanged with her kidnapper. >>> and vanished. watch these trees tonight disappear before our eyes. the massive sink hole caught on tape in one american community, what caused it, and this evening where it could happen next. >> good evening. diane is off on this thursday night. we do begin with an american treasure threatened by that fierce and growing wildfire tonight. yosemite national park and that fire inching closer by the minute. this is the scene on the ground this evening. the ancient sequoias, fire trucks rushing through val
>>> this is "world news." tonight taking aim, america weighs military action against syria and tonight we take you inside the mind of the leader accused of unleashing chemical war. could he make a direct hit on the united states? our martha raddatz is in the region with the news. >>> extreme weather forcing children to cool off in ice cubes, schools closed in six states and out west have fearless firefighters stopped the blaze near yosemite. >>> watch dog, we find $1 million of taxpayer money going to waste in a closet. trying to get action tonight. >>> hidden world, the closed life of the amish, is it finally exposed and is there really an amish mafia? >> good evening. as we begin tonight, the clock is ticking on u.s. military action in syria. the white house says a decision is near and u.s. war ships are in position. and the rest of the world is also joining the debate about what kind of action and exactly when. the goal, to stop a man using brutal chemical weapons 5,000 miles away. abc's martha raddatz has it all from the middle east. >> reporter: he is the man at the ce
from america's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so that the next generation can live freely then so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked among jubilant protestors in tahrir square when the egyptian air force launched its own efforts to win hearts and minds. across town with a pro morsi crowd building tents and digging in. there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. tonight here in cairo on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, this scene is truly stunning, burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war, one of america's great alleys in this region awash in blood. on one side today the government admitted that 36 islamists in custody were killed, while on the other militants slaughtered two dozen egyptian police. the main concern tonight as the killing continues is turning this new generation into fighters against not only the egyptian military but the u.s. as well. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >>> and now back h
reaching america, too? the canary in the coal mines says scientists is the blue fin tuna. it begins its journey in the waters off japan's coast racing all the way to america's west coast. stanford university researchers say they have found trace amounts of radioactive contamination in the tuna they tested, tuna caught here, contamination from fukushima. before you stop buying tuna, scientists say don't worry. the amount of contamination found is so low there is no danger in the fish we eat. the new revolution that all this contaminated water is pouring into the sea is disturbing. that's why scientists here say they will keep on testing the fish we eat. >>> also tonight the countdown is on to another big powerball drawing, the jackpot as soared to $425 million as americans line up to get their tickets. we asked abc's linsey davis to track down the place where lady luck has struck before and more than once. >> reporter: it's fitting that those itching with lottery fever would line up at this pharmacy. little silver family pharmacy in new jersey has a history of prescribing anxious lottery
upwards because of egypt. rebecca jarvis is with us now. >> r economic toll at gas stations across america, prices rising as the violence in egypt escalates. it's scenes like this in egypt that make for this here at home. traders in new york watching and dissecting every headline coming out of the region. sending oil prices surging more than $10 in just six weeks since egypt's military forced president mohammed morsi out of power. tonight, prices well above $100 a barrel with that violence escalating. but the bigger threat to pump prices may be much closer to home. with hurricane season just around the corner, a major storm in the gulf of mexico -- where nearly half of our gasoline is refined -- means we could be waiting until mid-fall for pump prices to stabilize. again, after multiple days of declines, americans paying more at the pump as they fill up and head out this weekend. david? >> rebecca thank you. >>> tonight the stock market is now closed after the worst week of 2013. the dow lost 30 more points today, the second down week in a row. retailers including walmart reporting poor sa
easy for a man who has embarrassed america's 8th largest city. ryan owens, abc news, san diego. >>> now to the breaking headline we've been following all day from wall street. real concern today when commuters suddenly froze, stocks halted, no one knew what was happening at the nasdaq as americans and their 401(k), their retirements were for a time frozen for three hours. you were telling me this is unprecedented. >> this is something we've never seen before. in companies most people own in their retirement savings apple, google, microsoft, facebook, all of these companies ceased to trade for three hours today. much of that time was spent trying to determine just why that was. very little information coming out. they've traced it to a technical problem but we don't know why that happened. >> we know there was a fear that this was a potential terror threat, a possible hacker. the fbi director told abc news this is the kind of thing that keeps him up at night. >> this is why the president was notified, the s.e.c., the treasury all watching this situation to determine exactly where it goes
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